Developing What Works Best
BID Learning Network
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OUR
BELIEF

Better data,
plus better
decisions
will lead to
better health
outcomes.

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PROGRESS IN 
DEMO COUNTRIES.

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LEARNING
NETWORK

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OUR
VISION

Countries’
health services
are empowered
by improved
data collection,
quality and use.

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News From The
BID Learning Network

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Sep 22, 2016

Webinar: Development of a Health Information Systems Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience

The BID Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “Development of a Health Information Systems (HIS) Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience”. During this webinar, Liberia shares the lessons they have learned in the process of developing a strategic plan to develop the national health information system. The presenter describes the process leading to the development of the Liberian HIS strategic plan and give a synopsis of the plan. He further highlights the key lessons learned that need to be taken into consideration when one is developing a strategic plan of this nature. Consequently, this webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in planning for national health information systems.

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The BID Learning Network is your network. Get involved and help shape the outcome.

The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.

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Community
News

Dec 8, 2016

Four steps to precision public health

When domestic transmission of Zika virus was confirmed in the United States in July 2016, the entire country was not declared at risk — nor even the entire state of Florida. Instead, precise surveillance defined two at-risk areas of Miami-Dade County, neighbourhoods measuring just 2.6 and 3.9 square kilometres. Travel advisories and mosquito control focused on those regions. Six weeks later, ongoing surveillance convinced officials to lift restrictions in one area and expand the other.

Nov 30, 2016

Webinar: Digital Health’s Missing Link: Knowledge Management

Developing digital health projects is knowledge intensive work. The question facing many project teams is how we manage this information. Knowledge management encompasses the many unique but related facets of creating, organizing, sharing, and using information and experiences. In a field that evolves as rapidly as digital health, robust knowledge management practices are extremely important for project teams to keep pace and become more efficient.

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Our Guiding Principles

This initiative has been built around the following key principles to help ensure its success:

  1. Utilize a coordinated approach.
  2. Country ownership and capacity development.
  3. Interoperability.
  4. Innovation.
  5. Sustainability.
  6. Openness.
  7. Strategic reuse.
  8. Research, monitoring and evaluation.
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Our Comprehensive Approach

Products

Products

From electronic immunization registries to simple pen and paper, all countries have tools to collect data. We will support and enhance systems already in place for improving data collection and analysis.

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Policies & Practices

It’s not just knowing how to use data collection tools. It’s also about being empowered to take data and turn it into information you can use to make informed decisions.

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People

Everyone has something to learn and something to teach. The BID Learning Network is a platform to offer ideas, share perspectives, and provide feedback. It will directly influence the BID Initiative’s approach.

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Packaging

The BID Initiative's holistic solutions will be packaged so that learnings and tools will be available for others to adopt, add to, and tailor to address country-specific issues.

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